Loyal Enforcers and the Tyranny of Bad Decisions
Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D.
By: Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D.
Fort Fairfield Journal, February 10, 2010
There is a really fundamental precept of liberty; you have to keep your government in chains, because if you don't, it will come out and become a dragon and will breathe fire upon the entire population, take everything it wants and plunder and loot and become oppressive. It happens over and over, every single time governments have too much power. For that reason the founders acknowledged the natural right for us to be able to defend ourselves, to be armed in order to enable us to rise up and say no to a government that becomes illegal and loses its authority; that violates the legal chains that hold it in check- such as the Constitution, which our government clearly is violating today.
The reason government wants to take away your guns is they want to take away your right to say, "No!" That's really what it boils down to. That’s why they are scrambling on how to shut down the internet, get certain people off the radio, close down all e-mail communication, and all of the ways people are organizing and communicating about their crimes.
That's the reason you’re beginning to see this type of behavior by the government increase. But the only thing that really gives any government power is those who choose to willingly serve it.
[David Deschesne, editor of the Fort Fairfield Journal has written a short thesis on tyranny that shows there are three things all tyrannical governments need in order to remain in power; numbers, arms and loyalty. Of those three things, he says it is the loyalty of the enforcers that is most important, because without the loyalty of their enforcers to do what they’re told- to “do their job” - tyrants would cease to have power.]
There's going to come a time in our nation when you are going to have to consider who you are willing to work for, whose side you are on; how are you going to earn money to pay your bills. If you have to compromise your principles, if you have to work for an oppressor, you may want to reconsider. For example, if you have to go into people's homes and capture information about them that they don't want to give you- such as what these Census workers are planning to do this time around - you are going to be potentially dealing with people who don't want to talk to you, don't want you messing with them and don't want you sticking your nose in their business. Do you really want to have a job that violates other people's privacy and can potentially be used to oppress them?
We’re all going to be tested with tough decisions, but the Bible says he who perseveres to the end will be saved. So, that's really all you've got to do. Hang on to your own integrity, be the person that you will like when you look in the mirror and be comfortable with your own actions. The surest way to accomplish this is to become the person that God wants you to be. I don't hold anything against those who work for the Census, or the government in general, though I would rather eat roots and berries in the woods than to be put in a position where I would be called upon to violate other people's rights and privacy. For those who have chosen those jobs, I don't have any disrespect for them, I just look at them and say they had to make their own decisions. All I'm suggesting is you've got to be able to look in the mirror and like who you see. So, if you feel like you’re being asked to do something you feel you shouldn't do, don't do it. And that's really what all of this is going to come down to: people being asked to do bad things to their neighbor, on behalf of the government, simply saying no. It's those key decisions in your own life that I believe are the true measure of a person's moral character.
This editorial was transcribed and adapted for print from a recent Katherine Albrecht radio program, by David Deschesne, with her permission. Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D. is a syndicated radio talk show host on the Genesis Communication Network. Listen to her program live daily, or download her podcast for listening at any time at www.gcnlive.com Katherine’s website is: www.katherinealbrecht.com